The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Soldier who fled U.S. to avoid Iraq war faces trial

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
Associated Press
Published:
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The first female soldier to flee the U.S. military for Canada to avoid the Iraq war will face a court-martial Monday.
The Gazette reported that Pfc. Kimberly Rivera is charged with desertion and faces up to five years in prison and a dishonorable discharge if convicted.
Rivera, who was assigned to Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, served in Iraq in 2006. She says she became disillusioned with the mission and, while on a two-week leave in the U.S. in February 2007, she crossed the border into Canada after she was ordered to serve another tour there.
Rivera applied for permanent residency, but Canadian immigration officials ordered the mother of four to leave the country or face deportation.
She was arrested at the U.S. border last year.
Story tags » TrialsWar -- history

More Nation & World Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus